Coconut Oil- 4 simple ways to use this fitness foodie favourite

87% saturated fat content, this oil is mostly medium-chain fatty acids, basically a high energy fuel that can help you feel fuller for longer.

From coconut milk to yoghurt, coconut chips to coconut ice lollies, here are some healthy tips to give you the low down on how you can incorporate this into your daily routine:

1. Add it into a smoothie- add a scoop of protein, a frozen banana, a handful of spinach, 100ml of coconut milk, 2 tbslp almond butter, 2 tbslp coconut oil, and blend in a nutribullet- the perfect breakfast or snack on the go!

2. Use it on your skin- it can safely remove makeup, you can use it as a body or face moisturiser and you can even use it on infant skin. It’s also excellent for softening cuticles and sealing the ends of your hair for an at-home hair mask!

3. Swig on coconut water- it contains 5 times more potassium  than leading sports drinks and is the ideal way to refresh post-workout.

4. Cook with is- research shows that it can keep our tickers healthy- proven to lower ‘bad cholesterol’ LDL and increase levels of ‘good cholesterol’ HDL in the body.

Remember guys, count chemicals not calories- and if unsure, speak to your trainer about your own personal nutritional plan.